I am Tiranga. I was born on July 22, 1947, in the Constituent Assembly on the eve of the Independence of India. When the Adhoc Committee on the flag adopted me as the National Flag of free India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru made a memorable speech and concluded by saying, "So sir, now I present to you not only the Revolution but the Flag itself".
In Fact, I own my birth to the sacrifices and blessings of all great souls, who brought freedom to India. It was a late evening of August 14, 1947, at 10:45 p.m., and the Central Half of the Council Hall, now known as the Parliament House was over-packed to its capacity.
Since antiquity, man has used flags. From immemorial, people have laid down lives for their flags. Indeed, there is something so compelling in this piece of cloth, called the National Flag which stands as a symbol of faith in a family, a community, or a clan. The National Flag stands for the whole nation, its idols, aspirations, hopes, and achievements. It is a beacon showing its people the path when their very existence is threatened. It is at this time of danger that this much length of cloth inspires people to unite under its umbrella and urge them to defend the honor of their motherland.
"Every Indian should have much higher and respectable place for its National Flag than any Religion or Community."
"A National Flag is the most solemn object of a state. It symbolizes the whole nation, its pride, glory, and its achievements."
"The greatest and only symbol of inspiration to us all - Tiranga - to live and to die for."
"I feel everyone should have a National Flag and draw inspiration from it."